Thesis statement: Teenage pregnancy is a growing problem that can be prevented by using contraceptives.
II. Teenage pregnancy A. Emotional effects B. Finances
III. Contraceptives A. Condoms B. Birth control pills
Teenage pregnancy is increasing rapidly in our country. In fact, Mississippi has the highest teen birth rate in America. There are factors that contribute to this increasing problem. Teen pregnancy comes with effects that can cause serious problems. Teenage pregnancy is a growing problem that can be prevented by using contraceptives.
Teenage pregnancy is a growing problem. It can cause many emotional effects. Being pregnant can cause a teenage mother to wonder how and why she got pregnant in the first place. A teenage mom is also affected emotionally by realizing that she has to carry the child for nine months, and the father does not. He gets to go out and do whatever he wants to do. Finances are more problems for the teenage parents to have to face. They have to have a job to support the child. Most teen families end up on welfare.
Contraceptives are the main solution to this rapidly increasing problem. There are two main contraceptives used by teens. Condoms are the most common used contraceptives among teens, but are not 100 percent effective. Condoms can break, rip, and tear. It is always safer to use two contraceptives together. Birth control pills are another highly used contraceptive among teenage girls. This method of birth control is not 100 percent affective either. The most effective way to use the birth control pills is to take one pill at the same time every day. If you miss a pill it is a higher risk of becoming pregnant; but if used correctly, the pills can definitely cut down on teenage pregnancy.
Teenage pregnancy is rapidly increasing, especially in Mississippi. Two main factors that are